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Sunday , March 31 , 2013
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Punjab & Gujarat enter final

Indore: Manprit Juneja smashed an unbeaten 108 as Gujarat thrashed Kerala by 90 runs to set up title clash with Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 championship, here, on Saturday.

Juneja produced a sensational exhibition of strokeplay as he struck 16 fours and three sixes in his 50-ball knock to help Gujarat score 233 for three after they were put into bat in the Group A match at Emerald High School Ground.

Chasing the huge target, Kerala were bundled out for 143 in 19.1 overs.

With four points from this match, Gujarat topped Group A and they face Punjab in the summit clash on Sunday.

Punjab beat Uttar Pradesh by 51 runs in another match here on Saturday to top Group B.

Kerala captain Sachin Baby must have rued his decision to put the opposition in though it seemed that his gamble would pay dividends as Gujarat were struggling at 31 for three in the fifth over.


Gujarat 233/3 (M. Juneja 108 ., A. Malik 84 .; Warrier 1/29), Kerala 143 (V. Jagadeesh 36; J Karia 3/15). Gujarat won by 90 runs.

Punjab 161/5 (Gurkeerat 93; Rajpoot 2/22), UP 110 (Md Kaif 46; R. Sharma 4/34). Punjab won by 51 runs.

Karnataka 167 (R. Uthappa 49; B. Bhatt 3/31). Baroda 169/5 (J. Chhaya 63; S. Binny 2/25). Baroda won by 5 wickets.

Delhi 156/7 (Mohit 45; A. Jungade 3/27). Vidarbha 157/5 (F. Fazal 50; Manan 3/32). Vidarbha won by 5 wickets.